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A 5% sodium fluoride varnish was applied onto the teeth today. This treatment delivers the highest concentration of fluoride possible which is effective in the prevention of tooth decay when used in conjunction with a comprehensive oral hygiene program.

To receive the maximum benefits of today's treatment, the varnish needs to remain on the tooth surface for the next 4-6 hours.

  • During this time, we recommend the following:
  • Do not brush or floss teeth
  • Eat no more than a soft food diet
  • Avoid hot beverages and products containing alcohol

This information is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to replace the advice of your health care providers. If you have any questions, talk with your doctor or others on your health care team. If you are a Gillette patient with urgent questions or concerns, please contact Telehealth Nursing at 651-229-3890.